About Me

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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

MY CHURCH OFFICE plus THE GOSPEL MESSAGE

THIS IS MY STUDY ROOM AT THE HOUSE.
This photo I was trying to use to make a point.
Charity was trying to get the point of what I was trying to get at.
I WAS POINT OUT.........

A view of the office I have at Rivers of Joy Baptist Church
I like the picture of the eagle.

It's a great joy to have a office again at the church. Its humbling to know that the Lord is so gracious to us.
The three pictures on the wall, I have had since the 1980's and they speak of the leadership roll of the Pastor/Teacher

SEVERAL QUESTIONS TOAY


  1. CAN THERE BE REGENERATION WITHOUT JUSTIFICATION?

I.E. can a person go to Heaven without having been saved? Do those who never hear the gospel go to Hell?


  • CAN THERE BE JUSTIFICATION WITHOUT SANCTIFICATION?

I.E. can a person who has been justificed, saved, born again, and not be sanctified, this is a change of character, nature, and a life style?


  • AND CAN THERE BE EITHER (JUSTIFICATION/SANCTIFICATION) WITH OUT THE PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST?

I.E. Can a person be saved without hearing the preaching of the gospel of the kingdom, Jesus Christ?
If you believe the truth about the Gospel then you need to follow that belief throughout your understanding about the Gospel message.
  • Upon futher study of the Scriptures, I finally understood that the Gospel is far more than just the message about the invitation of salvation. Salvation is about the past, present and future realities of the believers life, and the Work of God and Jesus Christ.

  • Salvation: is also Redemption revealed, and Redemption accomplished , and then Redemption applied. From Genesis to Revelation the Story of Salvation/Redeption is taught.

  1. But just a footnote, I do not apply every verse in the Old Testament to Christ. I do believe there is another thread that is woven throughout the Old Testament. I do not spiritualize the Old Testament. I do believe in progressive history and progressive redemption. I do believe there is a "seed" that you can trace throughout the Old Testament and that seed is the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

  1. I do not think I need to address salvation each time I preach, in the sense I need to address "you need to be born again", with that said, I believe you need to preach or teach the scriptures you are addressing.